The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lafayette region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 33 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 109% of the listings in the Lafayette are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,200 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 0 and are Class B.